Christmas 2018 and Bethlehem Besieged. Still

‘I wouldn’t want to put this out on the 24th. I believe that Christmas Eve is a time to feel happy. But, today, I wanted to remind everyone of the situation in my hometown of Bethlehem. In the streets of western cities many will be singing of Joy and Goodwill to all. It makes everyone feel they know a thing or two about morality. Sadly, as this map shows, morality, is a much more complicated affair and it doesn’t come in a pre-packaged box even at Christmas.’

Leila Sansour, Producer/Director of Cinema Documentary Open Bethlehem

OPEN BETHLEHEM is a campaign that works to promote global engagement with Bethlehem boosting international interest and awareness through film and campaigning and by promoting visits to Bethlehem.  The campaign also works to develop a network of passionate ambassadors for the city through the Bethlehem Passport Program.

OPEN BETHLEHEM”s vision is to support a lasting peace settlement between Palestine and Israel using Bethlehem as a doorway for global engagement. As an iconic city, and a Palestinian city, Bethlehem has both power and responsibility to act and use its global outreach to promote positive change. https://www.openbethlehem.org/

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